The Hunted

The Hunted

By Matt De La Pena

Delacorte Press, Hardcover, 9780385741224, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2015

Description
Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pena's "The Hunted" is a high-energy, action-packed survival story and the sequel to "The Living."
De la Pena has created a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel. -"Entertainment Weekly "review of "The Living," A-
When the Big One hit, Shy was at sea in style. The Paradise Cruise luxury liner he worked on was a hulking specimen of the best money could buy. And now it's at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, along with almost all of its passengers.
Shy wasn't the only one to survive, though. Addie, the rich blond daughter of a mysterious businessman, was on the dinghy he pulled himself into. But as soon as they found the rest of the survivors, she disappeared.
The only thing that filled the strange void of losing her was finding Carmen, his hot coworker, and discovering a way to get back home. But Shy's luck hasn't turned. Not yet.
Back on the dinghy, Addie told him a secret. It's a secret that people would kill for--have killed for--and she has the piece that could turn everything on its ear. The problem? Shy has no idea where Addie is. Back home in California seems logical, but there are more ways to die back home then Shy could ever have guessed.
And thanks to what Shy now knows, he's a moving target.
Praise for "The Hunted"
Readers will be drawn to the raw and gritty setting, fast-moving plot, and diverse characters worth rooting for. "School and Library Journal"
"Between the] fast-paced plot and meaningful, diverse character development, this is a great crossover for fans of both thrillers and more character-driven novels."-"Booklist"
Praise for "The Living"
De la Pena has created a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel. -"Entertainment Weekly," A-
Action is first and foremost. . . . De la Pena can uncork delicate but vivid scenes. "The New York Times "
"The Living"] is special because of its extraordinary protagonist, Shy, who I haven t been able to shake from my mind in the weeks since I read the book. -John Green, author of "The Fault in Our Stars
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"There's no way to classify "The Living." It's everything I love mixed into one fantastic, relentless, action-packed story. As always with Matt, the characters are the best part. So real. I loved this book."-James Dashner, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Maze Runner series"
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STAR] "An addictive page-turner and character-driven literary novel with broad appeal for fans of both."-"Kirkus Reviews, "Starred
STAR] "An excellent, enthralling ride...a great read for those looking for adventure and survival stories."-"VOYA," Starred
A Pura Belpre Author Honor Award Winner
An ALSC 2014 Notable Children's Book Pick.


About the Author
Mexican WhiteBoy is Matt de la Pena s second novel for young readers. It was an ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, a Notable Book for a Global Society, and a Junior Library Guild Selection. His first novel, Ball Don t Lie, was an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA-YALSA Quick Pick for Young Adults and was made into a major motion picture. He attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at San Diego State University. De la Pena lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing. Look for Matt de la Pena s third novel, We Were Here, and fourth novel, I Will Save You, both available from Delacorte Press.